I used to think these plugs were great, so I made dozens of cables with them. Down the road I had cables failing under phantom power. After disassembling, I found the XLR cabling looked shredded inside and nearly every wire was touching! The connector has poor stress relief and over time causes internal problems. But the biggest issue is that the diameter of these connectors is SLIGHTLY bigger than most and requires more force to plug in sometimes. I didn't think this was an issue, until I plugged it into a $200 audio recorder several months ago and have NOT been able to remove the connector. It's stuck and will not release the locking mechanism because the connector is oversized. Now I get to carry the recorder everywhere with a 15ft XLR cable attached. Will never buy these again, and will go with the "name" brand for actually the same price now. Will be replacing all the XLR cables on our stage made with these.
PROS: Inexpensive, fairly easy to assemble
CONS: Poor stress relief that eventually causes cable faults, too big of diameter on plug
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. Thank you!
John Lingo Tech Support
November 18, 2016
Perfect for the job
Used for a new mic in the stadium sound booth. The connector is well made and easy to solder. The new mic sounds good.
PROS: Fits well over cable. Nice and snug but not too tight.
I have used a bunch of these and also the TRS and FXLR counterparts recently to wire up my modest home-recording set-up. I love these. And even though the holes where you slide the wires through are pretty small, any cursing I do is, I feel, mostly due to my own inexperience, haste, and foolishness. I just get really excited when I'm soldering...
PROS: price. performance.
CONS: the little holes where you slide the wire through are quite small.